Rocket launch to the moon visible from Connecticut tonight
At 11:27pm tonight, if the weather holds, you’ll be able to see a rocket launch to the moon. From Virginia.
It’s true – an unmanned rocket is being launched to conduct a 100 day mission to measure lunar dust and examine the lunar atmosphere from an orbit of 40 miles above the surface of the Moon. Normally, rockets launch from Florida, but because it’ll be from the coast of Virginia, and because the weather isn’t expected to have much cloud coverage, we’ll be able to see it tonight.
However, to see the Minotaur rocket, you have to be along the shoreline, and look south/southeast – at exactly 15 degrees above the horizon. I’m no scientist, or mathematics wiz, so I don’t know what that means. So, be sure to ask someone currently in school to tell you where to look.
Or, if you’re lazy, you can actually watch it as NASA will be live streaming it on their site and app.